Stories Tagged 'Pashupatinath temple'
The premises of the Pashupatinath Temple had never been as enchanting as it was that day. Flower sellers had already spread their stalls with offerings and oblations that were been neatly packed into traditional leaf plates. They were constantly inviting each visitor to take one before heading into the temple. The ringing of bells, chanting of devotees and bustle of the market, all filled the morning with a palpably religious feeling. Amid these vibrant scenes, a guide was leading a group of tourists towards the banks of the Bagmati River. His sun-tanned face had sharp, peircing eyes. His firm gait and gestures seemed assured, as he addressed his guests in the most polite of tones.
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a two-day state visit to Nepal, offered a special worship at Pashupatinath Temple in the Capital on Saturday. He spent around 30 minutes in the temple.
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It was during the lunar month of Falgun, say the Hindu Puranas, that the Hindu god Shiva drank the poisonous negativity of the cosmos to allow for regeneration to triumph over complete annihilation.
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With the Maha Shivaratri festival less than a day away, preparations are in full swing for one of the biggest Hindu festivals dedicated to the Lord Shiva.
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Smoking marijuana has become a norm of sorts for many people who visit the Pashupati temple on the Mahashivarati festival.
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Hindu devotees have thronged Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu from early in the morning today to offer their worship on the first Monday of the holy month of Shrawan in Nepali calendar.
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